Adult event
Criminals Should Never Be Heroes: Debate between Lucy Foley & Mark Billingham

Criminals Should Never Be Heroes: Debate between Lucy Foley & Mark Billingham

Date/Time: Friday 11 February 2022 19:00-20:00

Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 2, Hilton, Al Habtoor City

Language: English

Session No. 55 

From Hannibal Lecter to Robin Hood, Mr. Ripley and beyond, fiction has been thrilling readers around the world for years by putting its criminal characters centre stage. But what ethical questions are opened up by presenting the perpetrators of intricate murder plots and elaborate schemes as heroes? Student debate champions – ably assisted by bestselling authors Mark Billingham and Lucy Foley – take sides for or against the proposition.

Student debate champions – ably assisted by bestselling authors Mark Billingham and Lucy Foley – take sides for or against the proposition.

Open to all festivalgoers whatever their opinion on crime writing, this will be an entertaining and eye-opening session – you may even find yourself persuaded to a new point of view!

In partnership with Debate Mate, the Emirates LitFest is hosting a debate on the proposition ‘criminals should never be heroes’.

Debate Mate is a global social business that teaches confidence, communication and leadership from the classroom to the boardroom. Debate Mate provides innovative training and curates dynamic debates for audiences of all types, and has worked with over 100,000 students, teachers and professionals across the world.

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